Guyana Population 2018

782,993

Guyana is a sovereign country on the northern coast of South America, and one of the only Caribbean nations that isn't an island. The country was colonized by the Netherlands and then became a British colony for more than 200 years before gaining independence in 1966. It's the third smallest independent state of South America with just 215,000 square kilometers (83,000 sq mi) of land. Guyana's 2018 population is estimated at 782,225, an increase from the 2013 estimate of 800,000.

Guyana has only one city with a population more than 50,000. The capital, Georgetown, is home to about 240,000, or 355,000 in the metro area, and the next largest city is Linden with 45,000 people. 90% of Guyana's population lives on the coastal strip, which accounts for only 10% of the total land area and is just 40 miles across at its widest point.

Guyana Demographics

Guyana has a very racially, ethnically heterogeneous population originating from India, Africa, China and Europe, as well as many indigenous peoples.

The Indo-Guyanese, or East Indians, are the largest ethnic group at 44% of the population, and they are descendants of indentured laborers from India. The second largest group is the Afro-Guyanese (30%), descendants of African slaves. 17% of the population is of mixed heritage, and the indigenous Amerindians make up 9%. The largest indigenous groups of Guyana are the Arawaks, Wai Wai, Caribs, Akawaio and Arecuna.

For the past three decades, the Indo-Guyanese proportion of the population has continued to decline. In 1980, the Indo-Guyanese accounted for 51.9% of the population, which dropped to 48.6% in 1991 then 43.5% in 2002.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 33 minutes
One death every 80 minutes
One net migrant every 111 minutes
Net gain of one person every 120 minutes

Guyana Population in 2018Source: Dimention3d at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Guyana Population Growth

Guyana has experienced rather unstable growth and decline over the last fifty years and it's currently growing very slowly, a trend that will last for some time.

About Guyana

Official NameCo-operative Republic of Guyana
Languages SpokenEnglish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude5-59
Currencies UsedGuyana Dollar
DemonymGuyanese

Countries Bordering Guyana

Brazil
Suriname
Venezuela

Guyana Population Density

Guyana Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Georgetown235,017
Linden44,690
New Amsterdam35,039
Anna Regina12,448
Bartica11,157
Skeldon5,859
Rosignol5,782
Mahdia4,200
Vreed-en-Hoop3,073
Mabaruma717
Lethem716
Fort Wellington

Guyana Population Clock

The population of Guyana (as of 9/2/2018)?782,993
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)782,225
Births Per Day43
Deaths Per Day18
Net Migrations Per Day -13
Net Change Per Day 12
Population Change Since January 1st2,940

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Estimate as of September 2nd 2018 is: 782,964

Guyana Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2018782,22550.53%49.47%3.641650.56%
2017777,85950.48%49.52%3.621650.59%
2016773,30350.43%49.57%3.601650.62%
2015768,51450.36%49.64%3.571650.58%
2010746,55650.02%49.98%3.47163-0.12%
2005750,94650.10%49.90%3.49163-0.06%
2000753,30149.72%50.28%3.50158-0.21%
1995761,29149.23%50.77%3.541580.48%
1990743,30949.34%50.66%3.46157-0.71%
1985770,43550.20%49.80%3.58153-0.25%
1980780,15350.34%49.66%3.631520.90%
1975745,84150.30%49.70%3.471511.13%
1970704,93450.19%49.81%3.281501.58%
1965651,86850.35%49.65%3.031482.66%
1960571,81950.10%49.90%2.661493.45%
1955482,55549.81%50.19%2.241513.49%
1950406,55949.62%50.38%1.891530.00%

Guyana Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020790,78250.62%49.38%3.681650.00%
2025810,50150.81%49.19%3.771650.49%
2030824,98250.88%49.12%3.841650.35%
2035833,48950.86%49.14%3.881660.21%
2040835,11950.83%49.17%3.881670.04%
2045831,01150.80%49.19%3.87168-0.10%
2050821,90650.78%49.22%3.82168-0.22%
2055809,18350.75%49.25%3.76169-0.31%
2060793,10950.71%49.29%3.69169-0.40%
2065773,91650.65%49.35%3.60169-0.49%
2070751,79150.54%49.46%3.50170-0.58%
2075726,64450.39%49.61%3.38171-0.68%
2080699,22050.24%49.76%3.25171-0.77%
2085670,70150.12%49.88%3.12173-0.83%
2090642,34950.04%49.96%2.99174-0.86%
2095614,81449.97%50.03%2.86174-0.87%
Data Sources
  1. Bureau of Statistics
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1970, 1980, 1991, 2002 and 2012 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer